This Week in Petroleum History – June 26 to July 2

 

June 28, 1967 – Hall of Petroleum opens at Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.

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“Panorama of Petroleum” by Delbert Jackson, once greeted visitors to a Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C. Today, the 13-foot by 56-foot mural is exhibited at Tulsa International Airport.

The Hall of Petroleum opened at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of History and Technology in ...

Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society

This Week in Petroleum History, June 19 – 25

 

June 20, 1977 –  Oil flows in Trans-Alaska Pipeline

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Construction began in 1975.

After three years of construction, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline began carrying oil 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay to the Port of Valdez at Prince William Sound. The oil arrived 38 days later, culminating the world’s largest privately funded construction project at the time.

The 48-inch-diameter pipeline cost $8 billion, ...

Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society

This Week in Petroleum History, June 12 – 18

 

June 13, 1917 –  Phillips Petroleum Company founded in Oklahoma

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Brothers L.E. Phillips (left) and Frank Phillips established Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville in 1917. Photo courtesy ConocoPhillips.

Phillips Petroleum Company was founded in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, during the early months of America’s entry into World War I – when the price of oil climbed above $1 per barrel.

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Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society